In November 2008 I was diagnosed with an insulinoma at my local hospital in Denmark. After a long and hard struggle the tumour was eventually located in March 2010 and it turned out to be in a very challenging position from a surgical point of view.
I was given the prospect of a very large operation (Whipple’s procedure) to remove the tumour and therefore decided to seek treatment abroad, so that I could benefit from the most advanced surgical techniques. I spoke to a number of different hospitals in both Europe and the US, among them Hammersmith Hospital in London because of its well-known expertise with pancreatic diseases. From the beginning the doctors at Hammersmith were extremely helpful ...
Posted 24 May 2011, 12:27 by Katie Wynne